Mar 13, 2018 7:42:00 AM
Jan 24, 2018 9:08:00 AM
We're packing up and getting ready to head out to Anaheim, CA for WestPack 2018.
WestPack offers serious professionals three days of immersion to explore the region's largest industry expo delivering the latest in packaging design, flexible packaging, and more.
Trade shows are still one of the most valuable ways for you to network and discover solutions that help your business. Even though most of us do our initial research online, these traditional events still provide a lot that a website or videos can't accomplish.
Here is what you will find in booth 5411:
May 10, 2016 8:56:38 AM
The Craft Brewers Conference's BrewExpo was an exciting and informative event for Weber. We talked to brewers from all over the world about their craft beer packaging problems. And we learned quite a bit about their challenges as they're just starting out or beginning to grow out of their current processes. The show itself included 10,000 brewers and more than 800 exhibitors.
It's clear that craft beer is a fast-growing industry. While beer overall has been trending down, craft beer has continued to rise nearly 13% last year. This show encompassed not just the major players in craft beer but also the brewery-in-planning people who are just starting out. BrewExpo gave them a great opportunity to learn about the business and also talk to the experts of everything from brewing equipment to the final packaging details.
So what challenges are craft brewers facing today?
4,400 Brewers in US = Growing Competition for Your Brand
Craft beer is growing at an unprecedented rate and there are now more breweries in the US than ever before. With over 4,400 breweries (and growing!), brewers are facing even more competition for the hearts of beer lovers. As you start to grow your brewery, consider how your final package stands up to the competition on the store shelves.
There are 4,400 breweries in the U.S. Today: more than ever. #CBC16— DRAFT Magazine (@draftmag) May 4, 2016
Getting your beer to sell outside of your taproom or local area is key for your distribution growth. To get customers interested, you have to take the time to tell your brand's story through your craft beer label design. It has to be unique and memorable. The most popular labels in our booth at CBC were the metallic material labels especially ones that had the reflective qualities built into the design. We got a lot of comments about those because the artwork really pops off the label.
Apr 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM
We're excited to be exhibiting at BrewExpo America during the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference in just a few short weeks! The conference takes place May 3 - 6 and you can visit our booth (961) during the trade show from May 4 - 6 in the Philadelphia Convention Center. Brewers will have the chance to meet with over 800 vendors who specialize in everything you could need for your brewery from tax resources to large brewing equipment.
For the last few of years we have enjoyed helping small breweries grow their brands with labels, labeling equipment and ink jet coders.
Here's a quick preview of the packaging solutions we're bringing to BrewExpo:
Labels for Craft Beer Bottles and Cans
Weber's booth will have beautiful examples of beautiful pressure-sensitive beer labels that are suitable for bottles and some that can even be applied to beer cans.
In addition to seeing the labels on rolls and applied to the products, we'll be giving away samples of our top beer label materials so you can take them back to your brewery and test them with your product.
There are many different types of label materials now available including white films, clear films, metalized films, Estate papers and and even wood! Get inspired with these designs from local breweries and our in-house Graphics Team.
Labeling Applicators for Beer
We've talked about our three options for craft beer labeling equipment for bottles and cans and now you'll be able to see one of those systems live in our booth!
In our BrewExpo booth #961 we'll be demoing our Model 121 Wrap-Around Label Applicator. You'll notice this unit is compact and easy to use and is adjustable so you can apply labels to both cans and bottles.
This all-in-one labeling system is on wheels so you can roll it to your bottling or canning line, apply labels to your batch, then roll it out of the way.
Ink Jet Coding for Craft Beer Cans
Our most popular craft beer product is our BestCode ink jet system. This printer is easy to use and cleanly applies the coding you need on your cans.
The ink jet printer can be a stand alone unit with its own stand or attached to the your packaging line. The system is easy to use, requires minimum maintenance, and carries a 2 year manufacturers warranty.
See a live demo of this ink jet printer coding bottles and cans, or request a Weber expert to visit your brewery and give you an on-site demo.
Oct 21, 2015 8:16:07 AM
We're back from an exciting Pack Expo Las Vegas. This year PMMI celebrated 20 years of Pack Expo in Las Vegas and it was a record breaker! For this show, attendance reached 28,699 visitors with 844,510 square feet of exhibitor space.
Did we see you there? If not, don't worry, we have a full recap of the top trends and most talked about labeling topics in our booth.
This year we launched a truly revolutionary product at Pack Expo Las Vegas. The Model 5500LF is our first linerfree print and apply labeling system. With our partners, NuLabel Technologies, we developed a system that will reduce liner waste and save our customers time and money.
During one of our many demos, booth visitors were able to get close to the liner free machine and see it in action. We also gave out samples of the label applied to corrugated material.
If you are planning on launching a new product that will require packaging, attending Pack Expo is one of the best first steps you can take. Not only will you get information on every part of the container but you'll also see where you could be headed if you're product really takes off. Pack Expo is a great place to meet multiple vendors all on the same day to compare features, quality and price.
We talked to small business owners who had fantastic ideas and had come to us to talk about their labels and, perhaps one day, an automatic labeling system. Seeing all the examples of our customers labeled products in our booth also helped inspire many on what they could do with the right packaging and labels.
The top two regulations we discussed in our booth were GHS chemical labeling and UDI labeling. These are both regulations that are in effect now but many have been slow to adopt. Part of the challenge with GHS labeling, is finding the best solution that will work long-term. Most companies seem to be working with a temporary print solution but are seeing the problems with their software or print technology.
Weber had some printers in our booth that could print color ink jet labels that are chemical resistant and can help customers comply with new GHS regulations.
UDI medical device labeling was featured and demonstrated in our Pharma Expo booth. We had a Model 5300 Split-Tamp label printer-applicator that was applying UDI labels to medical device packaging, and wrapping the labels automatically around the corner of the box as a closure.
One of the most requested demos in the booth was for bottle wrap labeling. For this show, we had the Model 121 Bottle Wrap labeling system applying craft beer labels to bottles. What makes this system so great is how simple it is to run and how much time and money it saves your growing business. We're offering a show special on two of our bottle labeling systems. Get special pricing for the Model 121 Label Wrap System and the Model 114 One- or Two-Sided Labeling System.
We also featured some of our standard labeling systems including the Model 5300 Twin-Tamp label printer-applicator, the Model 4300 label printer-applicator, the HERMA tamp-blow label applicator and other unique systems designed and manufactured by Weber Packaging Solutions.
If you attended Pack Expo, tell us what you thought about the show. Did you find what you were looking for? See more pictures from our booth on our Facebook page.
Thanks again to everyone who was a part of such a fun show in Las Vegas!
Jul 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM
This year's largest packaging trade show will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PMMI reports that 2015 will be the largest show floor in the show's history. And like PACK EXPO International in Chicago, the Las Vegas show will be co-located with PHARMA EXPO. Weber will exhibit in both shows.
Make your plans today to see the best in packaging technology and materials. We're excited to debut several new labeling systems including our innovative linerless label printer- applicator.
Topics: Trade Show